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A good friend of mine, Turk, brought me these last night. He is the one that is crazy about my Maple sausage & bacon.
He buys it up ever time that I make it.

This has got to be one of my favorite side dishes. Heck, I've even made a meal paired with fresh sweet corn.
I started off by washing the beans and taters and quartering the red onion.

Added Lard, Bacon and Liquid.

Cooked for 14 hours on low.

I gotta have a taste.

They're done. Where's my corn? OOPS. Gotta go to the store.

Fresh Green Beans and New Taters

2 pounds Fresh Green Beans, snapped and stemmed
1 pound Fresh New Potatoes, small whole ones or quarter
1 Large Red Onion, quartered
5 Cups Water
3 Tbsp Lard
5 tsp Chicken Base
4 strips thin sliced Bacon
Pepper to taste (1/4 tsp of Malibar)

Wash and clean the fresh veggies.
Quarter the Red Onion.
Place in Crock-Pot.
Combine Water and Chicken Base.
Cut Bacon Slices into 1" pieces and place in Crock-Pot.
Pour liquid mixture over the top.
Add Lard.
Cover and set Crock-Pot to low.
Stir every couple hours.
Cook 12-14 hours.

Note: You may use Chicken Broth instead of water and Base. Check and adjust salt level to taste.

Thanks for lookin' and enjoy with your next cook.
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Thanks for posting.

One comment. Do you think the potatoes are mushy after 14 hours?

My wife is THE expert on these. If you really like potatoes, don't put them in at the start. They will turn to mush rapidly. She uses Red/New potatoes but puts them in more at the end because she wants them to be more chunky, not mushy.
Smoky, these weren't mushy at all. I thought about that too when I put them in. They were really crisp and solid, so I tossed em in.

The plated pic, Finally got rid of all of the company.
Sorry about the dark pic, but it was late when I finally got a chance to feed my face.
Green Beans & New taters, 2 buttered ears of Honey & Cream Corn and a fresh Arkansas Tomato. Wish the local ones were ready.
WOW, what a meal!!!

Thanks for lookin'.

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